HHS AWARDS NEARLY $11 MILLION TO HELP 19 COMMUNITIES
EXTEND HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO LOW-INCOME AND UNINSURED AMERICANS
HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced 19 new grants totaling nearly $11 million to help communities provide comprehensive health care services to an estimated 150,000 people, including many without health insurance.
Today's grants continue President Bush's five-year initiative to expand health centers. Launched in 2002, the initiative will add 1,200 new and expanded health center sites and increase the number of people served annually from about 10 million to 16 million by 2006.
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